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Kit Harington

Actor Kit Harington
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Full Name: Christopher Catesby Harington
Profession: Actor

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Educated at a drama school in London, Harington scored his first notable role in the West End play War Horse in 2009. Shortly afterward he was cast in his most famous role, as Jon Snow in the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones (2011-2019).

His role as Jon Snow has won him numerous accolades and awards, including nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Critics Choice Award. Other notable roles include the voice of Eret in the How to Train Your Dragon film series, Pompeii (2014) and Testament of Youth (2014).

Born: December 26, 1986
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Age: 34 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 2018-06-23 "Game of Thrones" actors Kit Harington (31) and Rose Leslie (31) marry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Historical Events

  • 2011-04-17 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO
  • 2013-06-10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)
  • 2015-09-21 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win
  • 2016-09-19 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win
  • 2019-04-28 TV series "Game of Thrones: The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins)
  • 2019-09-22 71st Emmy Awards: "Fleabag", "Game Of Thrones", "Chernobyl", Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jharrel Jerome win

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